Mabel Williams

Wednesday, January 7, 2004

MABEL MAHFOUZ WILLIAMS, 84, of Dermott, Ark., died Sunday, Dec. 21, 2003, in Little Rock. She was born March 16, 1919, in Dermott to the late Khalil and Josephine Goodson Mahfouz.

She was a homemaker and of the Catholic faith.

She is survived by three sons, Lawrence L. Smith of Eureka Springs, Ernest B. Smith of White Hall, Ark., and Joseph K. Smith of Monticello, Ark.; one brother, Richard Mahfouz of Dermott; two sisters, Christine Haddad and Pearline Mahfouz, both of Dermott; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter R. Williams; four brothers, Abraham, Albert, Tama and Mitchell Mahfouz; and two sisters, Margaret Harkins and Nellie Mahfouz.

Graveside funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2003, at Dermott Cemetery with Father Erik Pohlmeier officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home of Dermott.